By Maria Ines Bastos, Swasti Mitter
This quantity explores the demanding situations and the possibilities created via the quick development of 'telematics'. ecu corporations gain via reduce labour expenditures and entry to important new markets within the fields of schooling and coaching. even as eu governments are inquisitive about jobs disappearing. For the constructing international, there's the brightest prospect of latest jobs and novel technique of schooling. besides the fact that, how safe will those new jobs be? Will a extra hugely expert workforce bring about a mind drain?
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